Art history challenges us to examine visual artworks, artistic practices and methods, art theories and the diverse forms of their reception, insofar these have been handed down. If the emergence of a technical media culture was comprehended as a provocation of the traditional arts at the beginning of modernity, then it has, in the meantime, become a fact and reference point of contemporary art production and reflection. Art in the focus of mediatisation is interested in, as a specific inspired asset, the connection of imagination, knowledge and every-day life.
The experiences of the obvious play out in these interrelationships, through which art can first transpire as a productive force of the secret and the surprise. Art history in the context of media considers especially: